@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

bravesilvernest

@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml
  1. Don’t be a dick.
  2. If you have to be a dick, be the least amount possible.
  3. Failing that, see 1.

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. For a complete list of posts, browse on the original instance.

bravesilvernest , (edited )
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Specific to windows then?

Edit: sorry, apparently not specific lol the CVE is specific to windows

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Rare Earth by Peter Ward is what you're after here. I took an elective in college that effectively was reading a bunch of space science (and history, it was odd) and discussing. This one caught me off guard but was a decent breakdown of a possible answer to Fermi.

I don't necessarily agree with the supposition, mainly because it still comes from a place of specifically carbon-based life as the end goal. But they do lay out reasoning in an easy to understand way that was super neat to learn.

What do you think the Great Filter is?

The Great Filter is the idea that, in the development of life from the earliest stages of abiogenesis to reaching the highest levels of development on the Kardashev scale, there is a barrier to development that makes detectable extraterrestrial life exceedingly rare. The Great Filter is one possible resolution of the Fermi...

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Personally? Nationalism & nation states. The longer they stay around, the more likely everyone is to think they're more deserving of X, and pull the literal and metaphorical trigger that leads to hitting the filter.

I recognize that individuality is very much our thing, but that will literally only take you so far.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

BT Sync no longer in vogue here? That's what I've used to both sync and distribute certain things. Used to use it for my image backup until immich came along and stole my heart. Still use it for phone backups

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Yupp! Set up folders, enable on multiple computers; baby, you got a stew going

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

I interpreted this backwards and thought of all the ways it would hurt to shoot 🙃

Study finds 1/4 of bosses hoped Return to Office would make staff quit ( www.theregister.com )

HR software biz BambooHR surveyed more than 1,500 employees, a third of whom work in HR. The findings suggest the return to office movement has been a poorly-executed failure, but one particular figure stands out - a quarter of executives and a fifth of HR professionals hoped RTO mandates would result in staff leaving....

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Eyyy Biden, welcome to 6 months ago!

Soon you'll notice he seems a bit too giddy accidentally killing civilians.

😘

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Aight, so long as we're including other religious texts and having the class be a deep dive into similarities and differences and what might make the "human condition" between all of them, I'm game.

Oh no? Just American Christianity? Sounds like something that goes against the Constitution there.

sips tea

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

I may be mistaken, but doesn't the Dem supermajority mean that he doesn't have a choice? I mean, "allowed" makes it sound like he's gracing us with his decision lol

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Expanding on this, I also have wireguard setup if I'm not on my home WiFi so can access "as needed" that way

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

vault101 was retired a few years ago and migrated to vault111

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

That was legit how I read the name initially 😂

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

...when two young men squeezed in between her and other women..., prompting Israeli soldiers to fire at them.

So, I guess queue jumping is punishable by death now? Wtf, if you are worried you get the individuals, you don't fire blindly and hope your weapons training included curving bullets.

The fact that this is a regular occurrence is yet more "scales from my eyes" this past year than any of my previous 30.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably paid...

👀

A mission of mercy, then a fatal mistake: How an aid convoy in Gaza became Israel's target ( apnews.com )

The path to the April 1 attack started months ago, as aid groups desperately looked for ways to feed millions cut off from regular food deliveries. Gaza was sealed off by Israeli forces within hours of the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants that ignited the war. Since then, more than 33,000 Palestinians have been killed and more...

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Yo, why'd you change the title?

A mission of mercy, then a fatal strike: How an aid convoy in Gaza became Israel’s target

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Ahh, sorry OP! The AP decided to bounce around with titles, my bad!

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

If only they shipped to the US...at least, I didn't see that option.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Important bit

A report published by the American Cancer Society in January suggests that rates of colorectal cancer are rising rapidly among people in their 20s, 30s and 40s — even as incidence is declining in people over the age of 65.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Whoa, this is neat. And the site reminds be of stmbleupon

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

side-eyes Gaza

I think there are a few contenders...

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

States Are Lining Up to Outlaw Lab-Grown Meat
Matt Reynolds
8 - 10 minutes

Unless Florida governor Ron DeSantis has an unexpected change of heart, it will soon be a crime to sell or make cultivated meat in the Sunshine State. A bill passed by the Florida House and Senate is now awaiting the signature of DeSantis, who has already indicated his opposition to what he calls “fake meat.” If he does sign the bill into law, anyone who sells, makes, or distributes cultivated meat in Florida may be subject to a fine of up to $500 and 60 days in prison.

“Beating somebody up and selling cultivated meat are the same in the eyes of the law in Florida,” says Justin Kolbeck, CEO of cultivated seafood startup Wildtype, who has been trying to persuade legislators to ease up on a number of proposed bans. As well as the Florida bill, there is also proposed legislation to ban cultivated meat in Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, and Tennessee. If all of those bills pass—an admittedly unlikely prospect—then some 46 million Americans will be cut off from accessing a form of meat that many hope will be significantly kinder to the planet and animals.

The wave of proposed legislation, including very strict labeling laws, may come as a surprise given that cultivated meat isn’t on sale anywhere in the US at the moment. Floridians were already very unlikely to get their hands on a cultivated chicken cutlet, but the proposed ban shuts off that option altogether. “It is really significant. And to prohibit a food before it’s on the market for that whole population, before they’ve had a chance to try it and see if they want to buy it, feels absurd,” says Jessica Almy, senior vice president of policy at the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that lobbies for alternatives to animal protein.

Almy says that there may be legal grounds to challenge the Florida ban, although it is not clear whether the bill will be brought before courts if it becomes law. In a letter, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), a trade body representing meat companies, opposed the ban, saying that it conflicts with federal law and is “bad public policy that would restrict consumer choice and stifle innovation.”

The proposed bans raise questions about possible tensions between the conventional meat industry and the cultivated meat industry. Although NAMI opposes the Florida ban, the text of a proposed ban in Arizona and a failed ban proposed in West Virginia both position cultured meat as a threat to the cattle ranching industry in each state. In the Florida House, Representative Dean Black, a cattle rancher, was vociferous in his opposition to cultivated meat. “Me and my Earthling friends will eat real meat here on Earth, and let us reserve this fantastical meat to outer space,” he said in a speech that was greeted with whoops and cheers from legislators. The bill—which included a much wider set of reforms, including to electric vehicle charging—passed the House with 86 votes in favor and 27 against.

Representative Anna Eskamani, who voted against the bill on March 6, argues that it was an example of corporate capture designed to protect an industry that was “losing its footprint.” “And instead of acknowledging that, you’re going to stop a new footprint from appearing. It’s very protectionist, it’s anti free-market, and at the end of the day, it’s also allowing a monopoly to continue,” she says.

The pushback from legislators sympathetic to ranchers and the broader meat industry puts cultivated meat companies in a difficult situation. Major meat producers Cargill and Tyson have both invested in cultivated meat companies, while Brazil’s JBS is working on a cultivated research site in Brazil. “We see ourselves as an ‘and’ solution, not an ‘or.’ We’re never looking to replace conventional [meat],” says Sean Edgett, chief legal officer at Upside Foods, a cultivated meat startup which counts Cargill and Tyson among its investors. “We think there’s always going to be a place for it on the market. So as I look at these bills, they seem very protectionist.”

Wildtype cofounders Justin Kolbeck and Ayré Elfenbein have visited legislators in Arizona, Alabama, and Florida to try to persuade them to vote down or amend proposed legislation in those states. “The shift we’re seeing is toward something that is far more extreme, which is talking about outright bans,” says Elfenbein. The cofounders are particularly keen on a carve-out for cultivated seafood, pointing out to legislators that the US is a net importer of seafood and that a new source of fish would improve food security within the country.

Also worrying for cultivated meat companies are a number of proposed bills that would impose new labeling restrictions. A proposed bill in Arizona would prevent companies from using meaty terms to describe products made from cultivated meat, plants, or insects. A similar bill in West Virginia that passed in March requires any cultivated meat product to be labeled as “cell-cultured,” “lab-grown,” or a similar term. The fact that legislators are proposing legislation that lumps cultivated meat together with insect meat—a category that many would-be consumers find gross—is a worrying sign, Almy says.

A political backlash against cultivated meat isn’t surprising, says Sparsha Saha, a lecturer on meat and politics at Harvard’s Department of Government. “I think it was always going to be political fodder, because you have conglomerates, you have a very powerful and increasingly integrated meat and dairy sector,” she says.

In Florida, the debate was particularly extreme. On the House floor, representative Dean Black called cultured meat a “bacterial culture” and “nitrogen-based cellular protein paste.” Representative Daniel Alvarez compared the cells found in cultured meat to cancer.

Such arguments are extremely misinformed, says Elfenbein. “A lot of the arguments that were made were made under the false pretense of safety,” he says. On X, Florida’s agricultural commissioner has compared the Food and Drug Administration’s conclusion that cultured meat from two US companies is safe to eat to mask mandates. “It’s inherently a political war,” says Saha.

Behind closed doors, lawmakers strike a more balanced tone, says Edgett. “Our conversations with all these lawmakers in their offices are very different to what they are on the floor,” he says. Upside Foods has released a blog post urging prospective customers to ask Governor DeSantis to veto the bill.

Resistance from lawmakers to cultured meat is also bubbling in Europe. In November, the Italian parliament approved a ban on the food, which is not currently available to customers anywhere in Europe. It is not clear, however, whether the Italian law will stand, as it may violate a European Union directive designed to stop regulatory barriers within the bloc. In a meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on January 23, a number of delegates called for “a renewed and broad debate in the EU specific to lab-grown meat.”

“The kind of laws popping up in the US and EU appear to be largely political theater but have the potential to negatively impact research, at the very least within those regions,” says Dwayne Holmes, director of research and innovation (EU) at the cultured meat research nonprofit New Harvest. “These laws are also arguably the unintended byproduct of a race-to-market hype cycle designed to create excitement, which in practice can cut both ways.”

The prospect of more state-level proposed bans lurks in the background. A proposed ban in West Virginia was introduced this year but is no longer an active bill. In 2023, Texas legislators brought a proposed ban that didn’t make it into law. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see that bill pop up again,” says Almy. Her hope, though, is that if a similar bill rears its head, legislators will have heard enough from nonprofits like the GFI and cultivated meat startups that they don’t take the same route as Florida. Cultivated meat might be approved for sale in the US, but the race to convince legislators to accept it is only just beginning.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

ope

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

To be fair, anyone that wants to run in a primary against the incumbent is already going to receive less due to the "never run against them" unwritten rule. We've been primed to see it as a failing strategy, and anyone that tries gets shouted down because "now is not the time."

I'll readily admit that some great things have been done this presidency, and Biden needs to be more vocal about that. However, his age being part of the conversation means that they're too afraid to actually have him talk about it (it seems like).

I dunno. I haven't felt less excited to vote in my life, and that's due to the pressure all around.

"Vote or it's fascism" is a great motivator to get out, but when it turns into a yearly thing it no longer it no longer feels like duty.

And yes, voting to stop fascism is a good thing. What I'm getting at is that apathy is going to win until we get someone that we can actually be excited for. Another Neo-liberal win isn't the victory that gives me high hopes for the future.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

I...are you being intentionally obtuse here? My point is that "putting in the work" quickly is overshadowed by the DNC having the largest megaphone available.

And a lot of us are working to just live. "Putting in the work" means either taking away what little time you have to decompress, or not working and instead stomping for that ideal candidate, by taking leave from work.

And aside from that, I was pointing out the "why" of it. Stop being abrasive and actually come into a topic willing to listen and talk.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Yepp, nothing to worry about here.

It feels like governments have just seen this as a foregone conclusion and are trying to position in an "every person for themselves" kind of deal. Sure, we've finally done something to cut emissions, but it's the slowest possible move they can make.

ajayiyer , to Linux
@ajayiyer@mastodon.social avatar

Gentle reminder to everyone that support for ends in about 90 weeks. Many computers can't upgrade to Win 11 so here are your options:

  1. Continue on Win 10 but with higher security risks.
  2. Buy new and expensive hardware that supports Win11.
  3. Try a beginner friendly distro like . It only takes about two months to acclimate.

@nixCraft @linux @windowscentralbot

bravesilvernest , (edited )
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

But...but...I was told W10 was the last OS I'd ever have to install!!

Edit: context

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

The fact that the response from IDF is to say "nuh uh, this is just propaganda, and we're in the right anyways because they are the bad guys" is just so frustratingly transparent, given that it's an English news team recording it...

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Oh interesting to see a Palestinian voice on that side of the...wait, what site is this? Why does the FP sound familiar...

And what is this article...
https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/87e2501a-f615-4e96-82c5-0489e567a038.png

Coleman Hughes on some inconvenient reporting that suggests Derek Chauvin is not a murderer, but a scapegoat.

Ahhhhhh ok.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Good ole daily wire lol.

Not discounting the article so much as the sites running it. Granted there is always a bias, just some sites I personally see and just kinda of bypass.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Totally! I read the article and then found the comment section and started rabbit-holing.

My point here was more along the lines that these sites specifically tend to adjust reporting more than normal. The "George Floyd" suggested article was the bit that really threw me until I recognized it.

While the article's claims may be true, the positioning of the article's could also adjust it for their purposes. Which, again, any news media will do. Just these guys are infamous for purposely stretching definitions of sources and articles.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

So...they just lost the international court case then, no? He legit just said "we're taking it over."

'Course, this is me just being hopeful there is some recourse for the blatant disregard for humans 🫤

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

Fuck that's depressing.

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

What the actual fuck. How do you square this?

"Ya, she was a danger. Who knows what was in the hands of the checks notes 5 year old with her."

bravesilvernest ,
@bravesilvernest@lemmy.ml avatar

A Chinese startup has unveiled a new battery that it claims can generate electricity for 50 years with the need for charging or maintenance.

So...a durable battery?

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • test
  • worldmews
  • mews
  • All magazines